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MHA@GW, the online master of health administration offered through the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, created this data visualization to compare the nations that contribute the most CO2 with the nations that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. To illustrate that concept, we’ve compared data from the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), which summarizes a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience, with data from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC).

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Climate envelope models of ecosystem change have been criticized for their failure to account for species migration capacity, changes in species interactions, and alterations to biogeochemical cycles, including increased atmospheric CO2 concentrations (Pearson and Dawson, 2003; Araujo and Guisan, 2006; Austin, 2007; Botkin et al., 2007; Thuiller et al., 2008).

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Our goal was to develop a statistically valid, climate-driven vegetation model suitable for land-use planning during a changing climate.The maps convey a high likelihood that no-analog climates should arise early and increase in concentration throughout the century particularly along the Gulf of Mexico, but also in the interior Northwest of the United States and adjacent Canada, through much of California on the west coast, and sporadically through the Arctic.

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People living in the tropical Pacific have a strong affinity for rivers – an identity that is reflected in local languages. On Kadavu Island in Fiji, for example, river names describe many of the traditional fishing and subsistence activities, such as:Nubunisici – 'snail pool' a pool where edible freshwater snails (sici) can be found;Waidoidoi – 'doi stream' where the bark of doi trees, a buckthorn variety (Alphitonia zizyphoides), can be used to tie bundles of fish together;Wainituva – 'tuva stream' source of tuva or derris vine (Derris trifoliata) roots yielding a poison used to stun and collect fish and prawns;Nubuniura – 'pool of prawns' Macrobrachium spp.;Waikana – 'food stream' a river known to contain edible species, a rich source of food.Throughout the tropical Pacific, from the large rivers in Papua New Guinea (PNG), to the small streams on high islands, freshwater fish and invertebrates contribute to food security. Although the quantities harvested for subsistence are still poorly quantified (Chapter 10), awareness of the reliance on freshwater and estuarine resources is increasing.There is concern that the freshwater and estuarine habitats in the region that support these subsistence fisheries, by providing areas and structures where fish and invertebrates can reproduce, feed, recruit, grow and migrate, may be vulnerable to climate change. Consequently, the rich culture of people who use these rivers as part of their daily lives may also be at risk.In this chapter, we describe the nature of freshwater and estuarine habitats in the tropical Pacific, their role in supporting fisheries, and the critical requirements needed to maintain them. We then evaluate the vulnerability of freshwater and estuarine habitats to climate change and consider the interactions between the effects of a changing climate and existing impacts on these habitats. We conclude by assessing the constraints to adaptation, the gaps in knowledge to be filled by future research, and the management interventions needed to help maintain the resilience of freshwater and estuarine habitats in the face of climate change.

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“Reframing” Resilience: Challenges for Planning Theory and Practice

The conclusion that growth and climate goals can be mutually reinforcing is not surprising in the long run, beyond 15 years ahead. As the impacts of climate change grow larger, the potential harm to economies will increase. What this report shows, however, is that low-carbon policies can also generate strong growth in the medium term (5–15 years), provided that governments make the necessary policy and investment choices. Building more compact cities with good public transport, for example, not only reduces GHGs, but also allows people to move faster and more efficiently from home, to jobs, to shops and services; it reduces traffic congestion and air pollution, and it provides new business opportunities around transport hubs. Harnessing domestic renewable energy resources can boost energy security and reduce trade deficits. There is growing evidence that clean-tech R&D has particularly high spillover benefits, comparable to those from robotics, information technology (IT) and nanotechnologies.

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This report is intended to assist governments and other decision-makers in the public and private sector in formulating and implementing appropriate responses to the threat of human-induced climate change.

The scope of the Synthesis Report includes the information contained in the three Working Group contributions to the IPCC AR4, the Working Group I report on 'The Physical Science Basis', the Working Group II report on 'Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability' and the Working Group III report on 'Mitigation of Climate Change'.